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Showers today, high in mid 50s

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Temperatures will cool to the upper 50s and low 60s. A slow-moving cold front takes almost two days to approach and pass through the region; that keeps the rain coming for almost 48 hours. Harsh winds will back off tonight; remaining southerly, but down to 5-10 miles per hour. Some gusts could reach 20 miles per hour. It looks like for most of us this will just be a quick-hitting, narrow band of showers that rolls through during the afternoon hours. Read More »

Slovenia stuns United States of America men's hockey in OT, 3-2

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With a win, the Russians would finish first or second, depending on the outcome of the Slovenia v Slovakia game set for the same time . "It's a dream come true and scoring definitely helps", Donato said. "We started turning the puck over in our zone and they were getting chances and that led to some momentum for them", said goaltender Ryan Zapolski, who allowed three goals on 25 shots. Read More »

Pope Francis reactivates sexual abuse advisory panel

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Whistleblower Juan Carlos Cruz said he feels the Vatican is finally listening to his claims against a Chilean bishop. Scicluna and Cruz will meet on Saturday morning in a church in NY, the Chilean victim told Radio Cooperativa. "There are thousands of other victims around the world that need to be believed and heard and given the same treatment and respect that I have received today", Cruz said. Read More »

May proposes security treaty with European Union after Brexit at Munich meeting

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During talks with Angela Merkel on Friday, Mrs May said both sides need to be "bold and ambitious" in framing their future relations. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference she will urge countries to show "real political will". Allie Renison, author of the paper and head of Europe and trade policy at the IoD, said: "There are some important choices to be made about our future economic relationship with the European Union, but sadly this debate has not fully come to fruition". Read More »

Florida Gov. Scott calls on FBI director to resign after missed tip

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If a tip appears credible and warrants further investigation, it is supposed to be forwarded to an FBI field office. Two FBI agents visited Bennight the next day. After the shooting, several of Cruz's former classmates described him as a troubled individual who had previously exhibited violent tendencies. He did have the key, however. Read More »

Indictment reveals Charlotte rally was spurred on by Russian interference

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United States intelligence agencies are investigating if Russian Federation attempted to sway the 2016 presidential election in favour of Donald Trump . Russian Federation is not expected to extradite any of the people charged. The charges include conspiracy , wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Read More »

Killed, 28 Wounded In Multiple Bomb Blast In Borno

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An eye witness, Idrissa Bana, said the three suicide bombers simultaneously detonated the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on their bodies in the crowded market. Kaka said the explosion occurred some meters away from where he was while the two other bombs were inside the market. A New Year's Day blast killed at least three people in Nigeria's northeastern town of Madagali. Read More »

US skater Chen becomes first to hit six quads in competition

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Sweden took silver, two seconds behind, while the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation came third to take the bronze, 43.3 seconds behind the winners. "It was mostly just me being on the ice and enjoying myself". Chen - already the only man to have hit seven quads over two programs in the same event - opened with the quad lutz, the most hard and highest-scoring jump. Read More »

Rain Returns: Late Friday Into Saturday

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The snow is expected to start after 9 p.m. on Saturday , and 3 to 7 inches could be dropped overnight. Isolated power outages could be possible due to the weight of the snow. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is expected. By 6 p.m. on Saturday evening it is snowing in northwest and southwest CT and by 7 p.m.it will be snowing all across the state. Read More »

Reynolds orders flags to half-staff for Florida school shooting victims

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More than 1,000 people attended a candlelight vigil Thursday night near the school, and at one point some began chanting, "No more gun!" One of the most powerful voices to come out during the aftermath of Florida's school shooting is Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa was among the 17 victims killed in the attack. Read More »

Mom of Slain Parkland Student Screams at President Trump on CNN

Kimmel wasn't the only one speaking out. Axios reported Friday White House officials were in the process of contacting individuals connected to past mass shootings such as Columbine High School and Sandy Hook Elementary School , sites of some of the most deadly mass shootings in modern American history. Read More »

US, Russian Officials Respond To Mueller's Indictment

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I think they've cornered themselves by declarations about precise data on Russian meddling and now they are trying to at least some retroactive justifications but still they are floundering. Russia's former ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, similarly dismissed the detailed allegations contained in the indictment as " simply fantasies ". Read More »

Today's quake in England and Wales: Massive for British standards

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Laura Davies posted: 'Felt very strong here in Cardiff #earthquake'. "The whole Hilton Liverpool building just shook violently". People reported quake activity from Plymouth, Bristol, across Wales and up to Blackpool. Writing on Twitter, Tina Anton said: "Just had a tremor as in natural disaster in Cornwall!" Police are asking people to only call if they are injured or if there are damages. Read More »

Zainab killer gets death term

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The verdict was announced in Kot Lakhpat jail amidst tight security earlier today. Imran Ali , 23, has been sentenced four times to capital punishment for kidnapping, rape, murder and terrorism, and to life imprisonment for unnatural Act with a minor, reported Punjab Attorney General Syed Ehtesham Qadir. Read More »

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

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The Israeli troops were patrolling an area near the Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip when the explosion took place, the Israeli military tweeted. However, any Israeli casualties could spark a fiercer Israeli response. "We will respond appropriately", said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More »

Aiyaary promotions: Sidharth Malhotra moves towards Bengaluru in dapper look

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A film's journey always starts two years before it is actually released. Aiyaary is not a very "massy" film, but at the same time, it's an interesting movie. I've heard it is a common practice by MoD to watch films that feature characters from the defence forces. The Adarsh Housing Society scam projected by Pandey in the film wasn't any impressive either. Read More »

Moscow expects USA to close safe zone in northern Syria

The chief Kremlin spokesman has suggested that if any Russians were killed by US air strikes in Syria last week, they were not regular soldiers, continuing to distance President Vladimir Putin's government from reports that several Russian mercenaries - and possibly dozens - died after staging an attack on USA forces and their allies in the Middle Eastern country on February 7. Read More »

Moscow accuses USA of encouraging Kurds to separate from Syria

Instead Russia said that they "do not possess detailed information that would enable us to draw conclusions", and that "It can not be ruled out that there may be citizens of the Russian Federation [fighting] in Syria". Several hundred Russian mercenaries were involved in the battle over a Syrian oilfield near Deir Ezzor and came under attack from U.S. aircraft, possibly the first direct military confrontation between Americans and Russians since the Vietnam War. Read More »

Lower temperatures, rain expected Friday following cold front

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TUESDAY NIGHT: Rain showers continue, with overnight low temperatures around 52 degrees. Hazy, foggy and drizzly pockets are also possible before winds start to increase. The weather rebounds this weekend to milder weather after taking a step back to cold on Friday . Today will be cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of drizzle or showers early in the morning. Read More »

Brazilian army to take control of security in Rio as violence rises

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Rio state Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao issued an apology on Wednesday after the carnival in Rio was marred by violence and muggings: "We were not ready". The army has operated in Rio during the past year and did so during the Olympics and the World Cup . The military already supports police in favelas, large slums overrun by drug gangs. Read More »

Corbyn's Communist spy links? Labour leader named in Cold War files

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On Friday (16 February), Sarkocy said that Corbyn was fully aware that he was an agent, not a diplomat, when they met in the 1980s. The claims are based on documentation released in Prague relating to the former police state and in an unsurprising note, officials said Mr Corbyn was "negative towards U.S., as well as the current politics of the Conservative government". Read More »

15-year-old indicted in fatal Ky. high school shooting

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If an individual is arraigned in circuit court that means he is being tried as an adult. A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his USA high school, killing two students, will be tried as an adult on murder charges. In addition to the 16 gunshot victims, officials have said seven other people were injured in trying to escape the melee. Parker was taken into custody immediately afterward. Read More »

Mueller Opposes Manafort Request to Change Bail Citing Fraud

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They are accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars from the work through USA and foreign companies and bank accounts. Then-campaign manager Paul Manafort for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands on stage during a walk through at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi Sets up Steering Committee to Replace CWC

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The state will go to vote on February 18 i.e. two days later. Rahul, during his rally in Tripura , lashed out at the ruling Communist party and its rival from the centre competing in the state, BJP. State heads of the Congress, like PL Punia and RPN Singh are also part of the panel. This is the only window for the AICC session to be held, as in April, campaigning for the assembly elections in Karnataka will pick up pace. Read More »

Iran President inspects guard of honor

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The two sides are also looking to ink a number of pacts in several key areas. President Rouhani will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind . Iranian President's visit to India comes a month after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit. Read More »

7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes South of Mexico City

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A 7.5 magnitude quake has shaken southern Mexico in a prolonged rumble that rocked buildings across the capital Mexico City , Reuters reports. But the quake was a far cry from the tremors that struck Mexico in September, Martinez said. "Is it ever going to stop?" she said. Mexico sits at a spot where five tectonic plates come together, making it particularly vulnerable to earthquakes . Read More »

How the USA can 'get to yes' with Turkey

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He had met with Mr Erdogan for a more than three-hour discussion on Thursday night. "We find ourselves at a bit of a crisis point in the relationship", Tillerson said , acknowledging a point that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu repeatedly made during their press appearance together. Read More »

Trump to meet with 'bravest people' in Florida after school shooting

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She said, " President Trump , Barron goes to school". Early on Thursday, Twitter Trump came dangerously close to blaming the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Some gun control proponents and legal experts said Wednesday's shooting might have been averted if Florida were among the handful of U.S. states with laws allowing police and family members to obtain restraining orders barring people suspected of being a threat from possessing guns. Read More »